Stylish American Mah Jong Set, circa 1920
An unusual and highly decorative Mah Jong set, circa 1920
with original paper retail label for Kaufmann & Baer (in ‘Chinese’ characters), the simulated ‘black lacquer’ box with gilt metal carrying handle and gilt-mounted edges or borders, the sliding front showing a colourful chromo-lithographed Chinese Magician or Mandarin with Chinese characters and an exotic bird, opening to reveal: five black lacquered drawers, containing 136 ‘ivorine’ and black lacquered tiles:
4 Green Dragons (F) , 4 Red Dragons (C) , 4 White Dragons (P)
16 Winds (North, South, West and East)
8 Bonus Tiles (numbered and decorated with flowers)
2 ‘ivorine’ die
'Ivorine’ Ming Box with four ‘ivorine’ wind discs, North, South, East and West
Quantity of ‘Ivorine’ counting sticks
A collection of Chinese metal gaming chips
Box: 24.5cm wide, 16cm deep, 15cm high.
Tiles: 2.4cm wide, 3.1cm long, 9mm high.
Stock Reference: LH 1359
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